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Decision 45 COM 7B.106
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) (C 1459)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.162 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Welcomes the intention of the States Parties to proceed with a second phase of the ‘Support to the reinforcement of the participative management structure of the Qhapaq Ñan project, in light of the good results from the first phase of the project;
  4. Commends the States Parties for their excellent coordination through the Pro Tempore Secretariat, in light of their participation in the third cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise and for their collaboration on all pending tasks, on the update of the International Management System, and ensuring the continuity of the management of the property;
  5. Takes note with appreciation of the update of the International Management System of the property, which foresees a common methodology for mandatory use for all components of the property, adapted to national conditions, based on the pillars of the Management Structure and the Management System Permanent Monitoring Matrix;
  6. Also welcomes the development of version 2.0 of the Kamayuq mobile application and the testing of the AYLLU application with the inclusion of factors established for the third cycle of Periodic Reporting;
  7. Also takes note with appreciation of the development and update of a number of technical documents based on the results of the international workshop on risk preparedness and disaster management held in October 2018, and encourages the States Parties to continue producing and updating documentation on risk preparedness and disaster management;
  8. Expresses its satisfaction for the ongoing implementation of "Plan for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage associated with the Qhapaq Ñan”, for the inclusion of guidelines for the protection and monitoring of the tangible and intangible attributes of the property in the updated Management System, for the "Common Guidelines for the realization of Heritage Impact Assessments" (HIA), and for the development of a number of diverse projects and educational and outreach initiatives which demonstrates strong commitment to the conservation of the property;
  9. Takes note that an HIA related to the construction of International Airport of Chinchero – Cusco, has been completed and is currently under review by the Project Management Office, reiterates that HIA’s should be prepared and submitted before any projects are approved or works undertaken, expresses its serious concern that in the meantime works at the airport are progressing and urgently requests the State Party to submit the HIA to the World Heritage Centre and to the Advisory Bodies for technical review as soon as possible;
  10. Requests the States Parties to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated joint report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
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